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Creating the Perfect All-American Meal: Natural Red, White, & Blue Recipes

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_RWBfood_Cookies By Kelsey Hudson Holidays throughout the year have their iconic images and celebrations. When you think of Christmas, there’s a jolly old Santa amid a sea of red and green. Thanksgiving brings to mind a giant turkey dinner. And where would Valentine’s Day be without a lot of pink hearts and chocolate? With the upcoming Fourth of July […]

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6 Pantry Essentials for Quick Meals

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PantryEssentials By Kim Harshberger We’ve all been there. It’s time to make a meal and you end up standing staring into the fridge, then the cupboard, then the pantry, then the freezer, and back around again. All you see are ingredients to make food. In my very early years of cooking, the throw-together meal used to […]

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You and Me and Him: Q&A with YA Author Kris Dinnison

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

Featutre_Kris By Sheri Boggs One of the best things about having bright, talented literary friends is getting to read their work and celebrate with them when their novels are published. I’m especially excited in the case of Kris Dinnison, longtime friend, community builder, and emerging YA voice. Her debut novel You and Me and Him is […]

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May the Force Be With You: 7 Star Wars Books for Kids

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_MayTheForce_Darth By Clarissa Fidler I confess that I don’t know a lot about Star Wars. Growing up my exposure to the “Force” was limited to a few viewings of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi at a family friend’s house. Jabba the Hut always creeped me out but I loved Princess Leia’s strong character […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Kid-Friendly Fun with the Spokane Indians

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Baseball in a Glove near the Baseball Bat By Rachel Edmondson When my oldest daughter was still in diapers, my husband and I decided to brave our first baseball game with a kid in tow. We packed our diaper bag to overflowing, slathered on the sunscreen, and, with a little trepidation, headed to a Spokane Indians baseball game with some friends. We weren’t […]

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Hire Me: Tips for Writing Your First Resume

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resume By Aileen Luppert There is a first time for everything—including writing a resume. It has been many years since I wrote my first resume, but I still remember how overwhelming it felt. Those feelings of anxiety recently resurfaced when I was working with a group of students who needed to prepare their first resume. Like […]

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The End is Nigh: Four Post-Apocalyptic Novels to Read Now

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Last Days By Brian Vander Veen As a kid, I spent quite a bit of time worrying about global nuclear annihilation. I was seven when the made-for-TV movie The Day After aired, too young to process much of the plot but old enough to remember the images of people being reduced to skeletal outlines by the flash […]

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When the Alarm Goes Off, It’s Time to Play

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Nerdy young male with tie riding a small bicycle isolated on white background By Jane Baker Has this ever happened to you? You arrive at work and have a moment of panic that you’ve left your cell phone at home. Quickly checking its usual location, you find your cellphone is there after all. It’s weird that you didn’t remember putting it there, but then again, you don’t remember […]

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Every Hero Has a Story

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_EveryHero By Gwendolyn Haley There’s something about reading during the summer that’s just magical as a child. I remember one year, I spent an entire day in my treehouse with my friend Darcie. We had snacks and the complete Anne of Green Gables series. We must have read for over 10 hours; ok, maybe it wasn’t quite […]

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How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_EatingVacation By Kim Harshberger I put down my fork and survey the table, realizing it’s happened again; we just ate a meal when we weren’t even hungry. The husband and I are so stuffed we can’t move and the girls’ meals lay almost uneaten. I feel frustrated at the wasted money and irritated at my lack […]

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